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This Year — recapping the best podcasts.: #29: Giant Bom beast (2009) 

this year. 

Recapping the best podcasts. 

Tuesday, April 17, 2012 

#29: Giant Bom beast (2009) 

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In 2009 the Giant Bombcast began to resemble the show it is today, as segments 
were fleshed out and the show took on a longer format. New releases were 
brought into the fold, and the cast of four no longer guarded their propensity to go 
off-topic and talk about drinks, food, and movies. The product was a show The New 
Yorker called "charmingly garrulous," packed with irreverent humor and 
occasionally serious discussion. The Giant Bombcast is '100% entertainment' at its 

Ryan, Jeff, Vinny and Brad have stories to tell as they sample Swedish candy and 
Canadian sodas. Jeff attempts to defend the PSP Go! before the crew discuss the 
games they've been playing— Vinny is accused of being a freeloader as he refuses 
to report his length to girl in No by No by Boy— and muse on the news of the day. 
Jeff endorses a novelty pair of night-vision goggles leading Ryan and Vinny to place 
a wager on an upcoming video game. The crew is thrown by Nintendo's output for 
DSiWare, and the show closes with emails on a variety of topics, including talk 
about movies, Snoop Dogg, colorblindness, and sitting in the shower. Also included 
are highlights from the special E3 broadcasts. 






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This Year — recapping the best podcasts.: #29: Giant Bom beast (2009) 

Find new and old episodes of the Giant Bombcast at the 
show's official website! 


2006; 2007; 2008 

Giant Bombcast 

2008; 2009; 2010; 2011; 
2012; Ryan Davis 
Memorial; 2013; 2014 

Listen to a sample of this episode. 

Good Grief 

Full run 


0:40:00 - Swedish candy taste test 
1 :08:00 - Stories with Johnny V and Adam Boyes 
1 :22:00 - What'cha Been Playin'? 

2:38:00 - News 

3:49:00 - Special E3 podcast highlights 
4:45:00 - New releases 
5:1 5:30 -Emails 

Hang Up and Listen 


The HotSpot 

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Top 40 

Idle Thumbs 

Original run 


The Giant Bombcast was a production of Giant Bomb and CBS Interactive. All clips 
in this episode are the property of those parties. It was produced by Ryan Davis. 
The percentage of the original show in this episode is approximately 5% (6hrs 
35min/1 27hrs 55min). This episode has been mastered at 56kbp/s, below the 
original audio quality of the shows available to us. Compression is used to reduce 
file sizes. The difference in audio quality is negligible if not unrecognizable. 
Timestamp notes are available here. 

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Run Mobsters Run - Keiichi Suzuki 
The Memory Remains - Metallica 

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On the Media 

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The Penn Jillette 
Radio Show 

Q1 2006 

Ryan Davis 

Davis joined GameSpot in 2000 as a reviewer. During his time at the site he co- 
hosted On the Spot with Rich Gallup. After Gallup's departure he became a staple 
on The HotSpot, GameSpot's pioneer gaming podcast, but his spell on the show 
lasted only a few months. He left the site a few weeks after senior editor Jeff 
Gerstmann’s dismissal. The two began Giant Bomb and the Giant Bombcast 

Planet Money 

401 to 450; 451 to 500 

Political Gabfest 

2011; 201 2; 201 3 


2007; 2008 

Security Now 

2005-2006; 2007; 2014 

The Skeptics' Guide 
to the Universe 

2005; 2006; 2007; 2011; 
2012; 2013 

Studio 360 

201 2; 201 3 

This American Life 

1 to 25; 26 to 50; 

51 to 75; 76 to 100; 

101 to 125 

Too Beautiful to Live 

Q1 2008; Q2 2008; 

Q3 2008; Q1 2011; 

Q2 2011; Q3 2011; 

Q4 2011 

Uhh Yeah Dude 

2006; 2007; 2008; 2012; 
2013; 2014 

Jeff Gerstmann 

Gerstmann's media career began at GameSpot in 1996. He stayed with the site 
during its expansion while simultaneously working his musical talents. Gerstmann 
made several appearances in the mainstream media, including a showing on Good 
Morning America. He was dismissed from GameSpot in 2007. His departure 
triggered a wave of resignations from the site by his close compatriots; with Ryan 

Wait Wait... Don't 
Tell Me! 


The Why Factor 


That aint no 
caravella.... looks like a 
creepo - Anonymous 


podcast. - Anonymous 

My favorite show on the 
site besides Daves of 
Thun... - Anonymous 

I always liked when 
Shirley Phelps called in. 

He a... - Anonymous 

That should read "a 
full Gabfest 

archive,&quo... - This 

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2/27/201 7 This Year — recappi ng the best podcasts.: 

Davis he launched Giant Bomb, and both Vinny Caravella and Brad Shoemaker 
joined him shortly thereafter. 

Vinny Caravella 

Vinny Caravella began his career in journalism by specializing in video, initially 
working as a freelance producer in New York. In 2006 he joined GameSpot as a 
video editor and producer. After Rich Gallup left the site Caravella took over the 
job of hosting The HotSpot. He departed GameSpot following the exit of 
Gerstmann and joined Giant Bomb a week later. He has produced some of the 
gaming media's best video content in the years since. 

Brad Shoemaker 

Shoemaker joined GameSpot as an intern in 2000. He later became a feature 
editor, and then an associate editor. Shoemaker was a regular on GameSpot's 
weekly shows, On the Spot and The HotSpot. He left GameSpot soon after 
Gerstmann's departure, and after a short time as a freelancer he joined Giant 


(Left to right): Drew Scanlon, Dave Snider 

Special guests 

Row A (left to right): Leigh Alexander, Ulf Andersson, Adam Boyes, Mike Bilder 
Row B: Gunnarjohansson, Jared Rea, Matt Rorie, Giancarlo Varanini 
Row C:John Vignocchi 

Tags: 2009, Brad Shoemaker, Gaming, Giant Bomb, Giant Bombcast, Jeff 
Gerstmann, Ryan Davis, Vinny Caravella, Whiskey Media 


Winternet April 29, 2012 at 9:05 AM 

Awesome! Going to check it now. When will the 2010 ep come out? 
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#29: Giant Bombcast (2009) 





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This Year — recapping the best podcasts.: #29: Giant Bom beast (2009) 



This Year April 30, 201 2 at 2:59 AM 
Hopefully in a couple months; probably July. 


Anonymous December 14, 2012 at 8:26 PM 

I like how the picture of Dave Snider is his extremely out-of-date 
"Hardcore Dave" picture. 


Anonymous January 28, 2013 at 5:58 AM 
Keep Leigh Alexander out of EVERYTHING. 


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